"The arts are the lifeblood of our society," said Atkins. "Dance, music, art, and museums draw us together to celebrate creativity and community. I am thankful that the Massachusetts Cultural Council continues to support the arts and humanities in Concord."
The funding comes as grants to a variety of organizations around town. Grant recipients include the Concord Cultural Council, the Concord Museum, the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, the Angela Arkell Mitchell Foundation for Literature, the Nature Connection, Radius Ensemble, and Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy.
The MCC is a state agency supporting the arts, sciences, and humanities to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts and its communities. It pursues its mission through a combination of grants, services, and advocacy for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and
artists. For more information, please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.